The government of Ghana is expected to receive a total of 1,229,620 Moderna vaccines on Saturday, September 4.
The vaccines were expected last week but the vehicle carting them from the manufacturing hub to the airport was involved in an accident in the US.
The Head of the Expanded Programme on Immunization at the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Kwame Amponsah-Achiano, had told 3FM‘s Alfred Ocansey that “we had prepared to receive Moderna only to be told that there had been an incident and therefore it could not arrive”.
All things being equal, the vaccines will arrive on Saturday just when the second jabs of the AstraZeneca vaccines are scheduled to end.
The Ministry of Information, which made this known in a tweet, also promised that 1.3 million Pfizer vaccines are expected in the country at the end of September.
Government will take delivery of 1,229,620 Moderna Vaccines on Saturday, 4th September. An additional 1.3 million Pfizer vaccines are also expected in Ghana by the end of this month. pic.twitter.com/h9zkG5Jqzp
— Ministry of Information (@moigovgh) September 2, 2021
So far, Ghana is vaccinating its adult citizens with AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Over 2 million doses of those two vaccines have been so far received for administration.
The Moderna vaccines will be administered in hot spots of the Covid-19 virus.
On Wednesday, September 1, Japan found black particles in the Moderna vaccines it received.